Microchipping

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Since April 2016 all dogs MUST be Microchipped AND correctly registered by LAW.

Microchipping is a quick and safe procedure that will help to protect your pet for life.

One of the most effective means of protecting your dog or cat from being lost or stolen is microchipping them. Microchips last a lifetime. Once implanted, the only thing you’ll need to do is keep the information up to date and with our smart chips, this can be done instantly online.

Microchipping is a quick and safe procedure that will help to protect your pet for life.

What is a microchip? A microchip is a small electronic chip that will help us identify your pet should it be lost or stolen. There are different sizes of microchip 12mm, 10mm, 8mm and 7mm. These chips can be read by ANY microchip reader and are fully compatible.

How and where is the microchip implanted? The microchip is injected through a sterile needle under the dog’s skin between the shoulder blades using a sterile implanting tool.

Do I have to pay to update my details? Yes, you may need to pay to update your details but most databases offer a premium services which is one payment that entitles you to unlimited changes. Not only it is a legal requirement to ensure that your contact details are up-to-date, but the microchip is useless without them. Every year, thousands of dogs are unable to be reunited with their owners because their chip details are not up to date.

What will happen is my dog is not chipped? It is a legal requirement that your dog is chipped. Here at K9 Vets we routinely scan your dog when you register with the clinic so as we can advise if the dog is chipped or not. If not, this will need to be done immediately to prevent any unnecessary fines.

From today (6 April 2016) owners of dogs found by the police or local authorities not to have a microchip will have the benefits explained to them and be given a short period to comply with the microchipping law. If they do not, they could face a fine of up to £500.

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